Monday, 25 January 2016

love the life you live

 Hello there creative people ☺
Even though the Your Creative Wings shop is closed for the time being, I just wanted to share this page I created using some of their chipboard.    I've used a piece of chipboard in a number of different ways.
 This Sprig Flourish reminded me of rolling waves and I felt it suited a 'beachy' kind of page.
First up, I've used the piece as a mask with some colour spray mist.
Next, I've used the negative piece as a stencil.  With texture paste, I've added in dimension to the page.
And then I've used the actual piece as a main feature.  I've given it a water colour look and added in some script stamping.
I really love how it's come together.

 Here's a close up of the flourish.
 I've made some faux flairs with some of the chipboard and epoxy stickers.
These chipboard pieces are called Love Candy.
I've kept them raw because of the little words and fine line details - I've just placed an epoxy sticker over the top to create the flair.  A fun embellishment! ♥
And my title: Love the Life you Live - such a great line.
I've painted it white and added in script stamping.

 Sprig Flourish

 Love Candy
Love the Life you Live - Quote

Til next time - happy crafting ♥

Monday, 18 January 2016

photo tradition

 Hello all, I hope your holiday season is going great.  We've just come back from a four week road trip across Australia - I'm sure you will be seeing lots of travel photo's popping up on my pages soon ☺
Today I'm sharing this festive page that I created for Your Creative Wings!
 I received this great piece of chipboard in my pack: Jingle all the Way - and decided to use it for this fun page of my boys.  We try to do a picture every year of them together - it's becoming a bit of a tradition and I'm glad they still like to pose for me ☺

 I've used my water colour paints - shading in with white, green and red, keeping to the more traditional colours.  Then I've added some red glitter to the baubles and some crystal glitter to parts of the wording.  It gives a nice sparkly to the page!
The small heart and arrow chipboard comes from the Been there done that Polaroid Frame set.

There's lots of lovely chipboard pieces in the shop for your Christmas pages!


 Been there done that Polaroid Frame

Jingle all the Way

Unfortunately, Your Creative Wings is closed for some time ...... hopefully they can be up and running again soon ♥

Til next time - happy creating. 

Saturday, 2 January 2016

fabulous fun - scrap the boys

 Hello and welcome to 2016 - my very first post for the year. 
This is my last share as DT member for Scrap the Boys - I've had such a wonderful time creating for these challenges over the past year.  Now it's time for a whole new team ☺

Here is the challenge for January - a mood board.  I hope you find this one fun!

 Here's my take on the challenge:

 I had this rather cute photo of my boy in a tree!  Inspired by the leaves, I've crocheted some leaves and have also added in some embossing on the green card.
Here are some close-up's:

 I love including handmade embellishments to my pages - here I've found a simple crochet pattern on the web to add to my page.  Behind is some embossing to represent the bamboo in the mood board.

I've done the background in the mood board colours using my water colour technique with acetate.  And then I've also added in cork stars.

Pop over to the blog to view more inspiration from the Design Team and also see what prizes are up for grabs.

Thanks to Scrap the Boys for having me on the team.  It's been fun!!! ♥♥

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

we are family - scrap the boys

 Hello there.  Just sharing my page for Scrap the Boys - this month we have a sketch challenge.

Here's what I've come up with:
 I've kept to a very neutral palette - letting the photo 'stand out'.
For the circle element in the sketch, I've simply drawn some lines with a black pen.
I've added in some texture with stencils and also fussy cutting some leaves from pattern papers.
Here are some close-up's:

 A cluster - die-cut heart with word from Heidi Swapp - fussy cut leaves - arrow and heart stickers by Heidi Swapp.
family sticker by Heidi Swapp.

This is the last challenge for 2015 - it's been a great year of creating and we've had awesome challenges.  There have been so many amazing entries!!

Check the blog for more inspiration for this challenge and to see the great prizes up for grabs.
Thanks for coming by ♥

Thursday, 10 December 2015

bow and arrow - your creative wings.

 Hello all!!  I was delighted to see this bow and arrow set in my pack of chipboard from Your Creative Wings!  My son has a bow and arrow so I knew it wouldn't take me long to create a page with this fun set.
 The chipboard has some lovely details on it, which you won't want to cover up with any mediums, so I've left it raw.

 I've also used some of the Mesh Panel as a feature for behind the photo and pattern papers. 
 I have enough left-over to create another page! 

 Mesh Panel

  Bow and arrow

Til next time, happy creating!

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

crochet blanket project

Hello there!  In my last blog post, I left off with No 4 crochet blanket - the Skinny Ripple.  Since then I've been distracted and started another blanket. 
I'm sharing this completed blanket today - a Solid Granny Square blanket/throw with a Pom-Pom border.
 I just love how it's turned out!  It's only a small blanket, more suitable for a pram or decorative item in a little girls room ☺
 The squares are made up of Solid Granny Squares - I've used 50/50 Acrylic Cotton yarn in 8ply which crochets up so nicely.
 I've joined each square with a row of single crochet, which also creates a ridge pattern between each square. 
And I've finished it off with a cute pom-pom crochet border which is probably my favourite part ♥

I'll be going back to the Skinny Ripple blanket now, so I can get that one complete.  But I think I'll be planning my next Solid Granny Square blanket very soon .....

Thanks for popping in ♥

Monday, 7 December 2015

today - Your Creative Wings

 Hello there, another share using some fabulous chipboard from Your Creative Wings.
 Today I'm using the Square Charm Set - I'm using some of the assorted squares in different sizes and also the larger pieces.

 I love giving the chipboard colour, especially to match in with the bright photo!  I've gone with red, blue and white!
Each piece has been hand painted with the different colours.  On the white, I've added some glitter paint to give it some sparkle.
I still have quite a few of the different sized squares left-over, so I'll be sure to use them on another page soon ☺

Square Charm Set

Til next time, happy crafting!